ISLAMABAD: National University of Science and Technology (NUST) awarded bachelor’s degrees to 249 students on Saturday. The degrees were conferred at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Sciences (SEECS) on the occasion of fourth undergraduate convocation. Students from the disciplines of Electronic Engineering (BEE), Information Technology (BIT) and Information and Communication System Engineering (BCSE) were awarded on completion of their programmes.
Director General NUST SEECS in his welcome speech advised the students to work hard to achieve their goals. “We are living in modern times which require the use of innovative technologies. The students should work towards quenching their thirst for knowledge and realising their dreams into reality.”
Moreover, addressing the ceremony, NUST Rector Engineer Muhammad Asghar said, “Success lies in hardwork, consistency and dedication,
no doubt this nation has brilliant minds.”
Amongst the high achievers, Kamran Hamid and Syed Zafarul Hassan Gilani from BIT-7 won the President’s and Rector’s gold medals respectively. Syed Amier Haider Shah from BIT-8 clinched both the President’s and Rector’s gold medals. Shezeen Jooma and Summaira Zafar from BICSE-3 won the President and Rector’s gold medals respectively.
Ghulam Nasir from BICSE-4 claimed the President’s gold medal. Muhammad Mohsin Sardar from BICSE-4 won the Rector’s gold medal. Ali Munir and Ahmed Raza from BEE-2 claimed the President’s and Rector’s gold medals respectively. Muhammad Saeed Yasin and Junaid Khalid from BEE-3 won the President’s and Rector’s gold medals respectively. Merit certificates were awarded to Asad Usman Khan, Rashid Ali, Ansar Moughisud Din, Ashar Rasool and Aimal Khan.
The rector said that Pakistan could only produce 14 PhDs, from 1947 to 2003, in field of Engineering and Technology. And after 2003, 131 PhDs graduates were produced in the discipline. “21 of them were from NUST,” he said. He also lamented the government’s decision to slash the HEC budget.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 7th, 2010.